I need to order a new fireplace key but don't know what size to order. Can you help?
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 02:47 PM

Our Answer:

Just to clarify, are you referring to a key for a manual gas valve, such as this item? Gas Valve Manual Key. If so, the key that is pictured is the most common type and measures 3 inches in length, with a 1/4" socket end. My recommendation would be to use a small tape measure to determine the depth to the gas valve's shutoff. You may need to measure the depth using a pen or screwdriver. You can insert the pen into the shutoff channel and measure off of the pen, if you do not have a tape measure small enough to fit. The more difficult thing is determining the size of the shutoff itself. 1/4" is by far the most common, but 5/16" has been manufactured as well. This is really a guess, unless you are able to unscrew the decorative trim collar, shown in the picture of the kit I mention earlier. This is the only way to gain access to and measure the shutoff stem.

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